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Whether you are a great follower of tradition or just want to have a good time with your loved ones, there’s nothing quite like a festive brunch on December 25th.

It’s time to soak up the winter sun, load up your plate with turkey and all the trimmings.  We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to and sourced 15 fabulous places you can have a great day and enjoy the festivities.


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Raffles Dubai

For December 25th, Raffles Ballroom and Raffles Garden will transform into a magical winter wonderland. Feast on freshly prepared charcuterie, live cooking stations and and an extensive carvery section with all the traditional trimmings and decadent deserts. There is also a dedicated section for your little ones with activities and a surprise visit from Santa.

Timing: From 1pm to 4.30pm.

Price: Packages begin from AED 395 per person for adults and AED 195 per child between ages 7 and 12.

Contact: (04) 324 8888 or email


Olea, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

A tantalising international buffet, festive entertainment in an idyllic terrace setting are all on the menu for December 25th.  Children have a dedicated festive theme play area and of course a surprise visit from the cheery man all the way from the North Pole.

Timing: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Price: From AED 295 per person for adults and AED 145 per child between ages 6 and 12.

Contact: (04) 4095999 or email


2018 festive brunches in Dubai

The Tap House

Feast on a delicious festive brunch on December 25th with friends and family, which offers everything from a traditional roast turkey with all of the trimmings, to Christmas pudding and of course, mince pieces. For your little ones entertainment there is a magic show, face painting, gifts from Santa.

Timing: 12pm to 4pm

Price: Packages begin from AED 225 per person. Kids under 12 eat for free

Contact: (04) 514 3778 / 800TAPS


Al Qasr

This iconic Dubai brunch features some of Madinat Jumeirah’s favourite restaurants. Feast on delicacies around The Hide, Arboretum and Al Hambra, with varied festive-themed cuisines live cooking, food and drink stations.

Timing: 12.30pm to 4pm

Price: Packages begin from AED 695 per person for adults and AED 350 per child between ages four to 11.

Contact: (04) 4323232.


Al Diwan, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Why not indulge in a festive brunch overlooking stunning dunes and relishing favourites with all trimmings? You have six live cooking stations to try too.

Timing: 1pm to 4pm

Price: From AED 350 per person. Kids between ages 11 to 14 can avail the 50 per cent discount

Contact: (04) 8329900


Nineteen, Address Montgomerie

Sun-drenched interiors with views of the surrounding greens and lakes makes for the perfect festive brunch venue while feasting on the best festive delicacies including turkey carvery, gnocchi and Yorkshire pudding among other favourites and a visit from Santa.

Timing: 12.30pm to 4.00pm

Price: Packages begin at AED 450 per person.

Contact: (04) 8883444 or email


Tribeca in Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR)

Lap up the winter sunshine and sea breeze at this Instagrammable funky New York-themed restaurant and lounge. Tuck into Latino-inspired cuisine and groove to the festive tunes on the dance floor.

Timing: 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Price: Packages begin from AED 249

Contact: (050) 3456067 or email:


FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Radisson Blu.

Kick-off December 25th with a platter of Fin de Claire Oysters, Spiced Shrimp, Crab Salad and Mussels before moving on to the à la carte small plates. Just ensure you leave room for the sumptuous mains. For those that are craving a less traditional meal, you can choose from a range of meats and seafood. With local band Down Home taking to the stage, . Santa too is bringing a sack full of gifts and his naughty list.

Timing: 12,30pm to 4pm

Price: From AED 250 per person. AED 95 per child for ages between six and 12.

Contact: (04) 2497800 or email:

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Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, Bvlgari Hotel Dubai

No one does the festive season quite like the Italians. The delicious seasonal menu includes most of your favourite Italian dishes and yummy desserts along with live music. Take your kids along as they can be little chefs for the day at the cooking class and also learn to make their own gingerbread house. Instagram away.

Timing: 1pm to 4pm

Price: From AED 500 per person

Contact: (04) 777 5433 or email


Robin Hood Christmas Brunch at Marriott Al Jaddaf

It’s the season for celebrating and also giving back and Marriott Al Jaddaf’s is doing both this Christmas. The hotel is hosting a Robin Hood themed brunch on Christmas day and donating part of the proceeds to the Al Jalila Foundation. The festive brunch menu will feature a live barbecue station, cheese station, Italian station and of course the turkey station with all the classic trimmings.

Timings: 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Price: AED 199 per person

Extra: Live Music and kids entertainment

Contact: (04) 3177777 or email:


Cresendo, Anantara The Palm

Raise a toast to your loved ones and exchange gifts as the Anantara choir provide the tunes. Santa will be visiting, so be good as the Alma Latina Duo plays festive tunes into the afternoon as you indulge in traditional eats and sweet treats.

Timing: 1pm to 4pm

Price: Packages begin from AED 480 per person and AED 199 per child between ages six and 11

Contact: (04) 567 8304 or Email


Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Tuck into traditional favourites while dancing the day away to live music. Your little ones will have their very own entertainment corner to keep them busy.

Timing: 1:00pm till 4:00pm

Price: From AED 529 per person

Contact: (04) 7022455 or log in to


La Cirque, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Celebrate the day surrounded by the warmth of family and friends, overlooking Dubai’s pristine skyline and an array of festive French-Italian culinary delights. A visit from Santa for your little ones is also on the menu.

Timing: 12pm to 4pm

Price: Packages begin from AED 395 per person and AED 195  per child for ages between six and 12

Contact: (04) 3722323 or email

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Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab

Take your seasonal festivities to a whole new level and feast on a sumptuous French cuisine and festive trimmings, complemented by the most spectacular views in Dubai.

Timing: 11am to 4pm

Price: From AED 795 per person

Contact: (04) 3017600 or email


Armani/Deli, Armani Hotel, Downtown

How about bringing a festive taste of Italy to Downtown Dubai? Expect to be wowed by an oyster station, plenty of turkey and an entire room dedicated to cheese, along with a special appearance by Santa Claus and a live musician playing all your favourite festive tunes.

Timings: 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Prices: Packages begin from AED 350 per person

Contact: (04) 888 3666 or email

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